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We dare ya: Rock runway trends in real life


 
Wanna rock runway fashion in the real world? It’s a challenge to make exaggerated get-ups work for your daily life, but it’s totally possible and (dare we say it) way worth the risk. Don’t be scared of high-fashion trends, embrace them! Here’s how.

 

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    Pretty peplums

    Whether it’s dress, a shirt or a skirt, pop on a peplum and it’s instantly cuter. Plus, peplums give you a sweet shape, too. This flirty, runway-born style can boost the fun level on any outfit. Perf for date night.

     

    ASOS PETITE Peplum Skirt With Broiderie Anglaise, $16, asos.com

    Stripe Peplum Dress, $25, target.com

    Lace Makes Waist Blush Pink Top, $35, lulus.com
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    Haute high-waisted

    We know they can be intimidating, but high-waisted pieces give your bod instant height and are the quickest way make your outfit fashion-forward. Start small with high-waisted shorts (baby steps!), or get a little riskier with hi-rise dark-wash denim. Instant legs for days!


    Tinseltown Juniors Jeans, Skinny High-Waist Black Wash, $25, macys.com

    Urban Renewal Overdyed Cutoff Short, $44, urbanoutfitters.com 

    Pants, $18, hm.com

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    Convo-starting gems

    With the right outfit, statement jewelry is easy and adorable. Pair a chunky chain with a strapless dress, or a tough duo of studs and spikes with a skirt and blouse. Talk about bold bling!


    Braid Chain Necklace, $32, needsupply.com 

    Spike and Hoop Earrings, $20, tobi.com 

    Single Wrist Wrap with Studs, $32, houseofgemmes.com

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    Vests

    Layering is always in. Take this trend to the next level with a vest—these sleeveless jackets have been all over the runway and can give a fresh new look to your go-to jeans and a sweater.


    Denim vest, $20, hm.com

    Lakewood Village Clutch, $34, francescas.com

    Shirred Lace Skirt, $20, forever21.com

    Chinese Laundry Motion Wedge, $69, francescas.com
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BY JULIE HARANS ON 4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

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